This album is the fruit of a collaboration following the meeting between Pepe Wismeer and Thierry Müller a few years ago.
The first CD "L’écho des chiens dans le sang de la tactique" is unsettling by its irresistible beauty and its ambiguous melancholy mixing heady reverie and experimental dark psyche delirium.
The Bonus CD "No Re Re Night Fever - volume 7" (43 mn) is the quintessence of three nights of improvisation performed without re-recording in August 2019.
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Kaleidoscope mastered by sparse and vast influences, the very personal universe of Pepe Wismeer - duo living in the Ardennes led by Anne-Laure Therme and Damien Van Lede - has been handling the purity, the delicacy, the minimalism since 1999 in about twenty albums, all relatively unclassifiable and deep, on the borders of experimental, industrial, dark-folk and ambient.
In their icy or hot universe where a subtle mixture of anguish and melancholy crouches, emerging from a multitude of organic and analog sounds, the languid voice, the piano and the sometimes epic effects breathe melodies and frames of a irresistible beauty. Nurse With Wound was right, choosing them for its compilation of versions of Two Shaves And A Shine.
Thierry Müller is a multi-instrumentalist composer, whose Ilitch and Ruth projects are recognized in the international independent and underground scene.
Since 1978, his albums with multiple and unclassifiable universes have been erected as "Cult" by personalities like Tim Gane, Lee Ranaldo, Steven Stapleton, Edward Ka-Spell, ...). He collaborated on albums or Live with, among others, Valentina Fanigliulo (Mushy, Phantom Love), Nicholas Littlemore (Empire Of The Sun, Pnau), Aaron Moore (Volcano The Bear,…), Quentin Rollet, Jac Berrocal, NowCut ...
released May 18, 2020
Written and performed by Anne-Laure Therme, Damien Van Lede, Thierry Müller.
Anne-Laure Therme: keyboards, piano, theremin on 5, vocals on 8.
Damien Van Lede: vocals, electric guitar, samples, percussion, a few keyboards and bass on 10.
Thierry Müller: electric & acoustic guitars, bass, keyboards, synthesizers, percussion, drums programing, samples.
Guests : Milena Dryther-Lerru, strings on 9 – Alexandre Laurent: saxophone on 11
Recorded by Damien Van Lede (Pepe Wismeer’s home) and Thierry Müller (ilitchmusic) between April and November 2019.
Mixed by Pepe Wismeer and Thierry Müller.
Mastered by Alexis Bardinet - Globe Audio.
Produced by Pepe Wismeer and Thierry Müller
Photos and graphic design: Thierry Müller
Trace Label is an independent record company founded in 1993 by composers / musicians Guillaume Loizillon, Patrick Müller &
Laurent Saïet. Its artistic orientation is eclectic : alternative & experimental music, electroacoustic & electronic music, free jazz, soundtracks, sound poetry....more
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Imagine that Captain Beefheart disbanded the Magic Band straight after Trout Mask Replica and then slipped off into the desert. By some freak of nature that I can’t explain, he returns to 2021 having magically transformed into a French woman. In this new guise she captures a band of improvising musicians and imprisons them in a recording studio. They will not be released until total weirdness has been achieved. And they succeed. Fast and bulbous indeed. John Coldwell